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The Oldest Living Things
11-23-2014, 02:02 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Photographer Rachel Sussman traveled the planet in search of organisms that have been living for 2,000 years or more.


The exact location of this rare 13,000-year-old eucalyptus in Australia is kept secret because it is critically endangered. There are only five known individuals of this species, which Sussman was not even allowed to name in her book.

Photos: http://www.livescience.com/44657-photos-...nisms.html

Pretty fantastic stuff, this planet.
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11-23-2014, 02:27 AM #2
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
Sea grass? wtf2.gif
11-23-2014, 02:32 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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I know. Far out. I had to google it 13.gif

Quote:In 2006 a huge clonal colony of Posidonia oceanica, was discovered south of the island of Ibiza. At 8 km across and possibly up to 100,000 years of age, it may be one of the largest and oldest clonal colonies on Earth.

11-23-2014, 02:41 AM #4
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Great pics, but yeah AK, that sea grass lifespan is really bizarre - that's what stuck out in my mind.


11-23-2014, 02:48 AM #5
bohica Member
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Ocker1 is in ChristChurch, did he get a mention ???

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
11-23-2014, 02:50 AM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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He can get an honorable mention 13.gif I'm sure he'll be pleased.
11-23-2014, 03:06 AM #7
ocker1 Member
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Crikey ! hey Im like the cork in a barrel of water
the deeper ya push me under , the higher I pops back up

but I might be gettin a wee bit soggy nowadays
11-23-2014, 01:59 PM #8
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11-23-2014, 03:12 PM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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So, what are you implying? chuckle.gif




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